ICACC 2022 Award and Plenary Speakers


Award and Plenary Speakers

Monday, Jan 24

James I. Mueller Memorial Award


Richard Sisson

Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Title: The future of materials engineering education

Read abstract here.



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Thomas Speck

University of Freiburg and Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS), Germany

Read bio and abstract here.

Title:  Plant materials systems and Structures: Bio-Inspiration for a “greener” technology in the 21st century

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Jingyang Wang

Advanced Ceramics and Composites Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China

Title:  Advanced environmental barrier coatings for SiCf/SiC composite

Read bio and abstract here.


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Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and professor in Materials Science & NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego, USA

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Title:  Designing better ceramic materials for future batteries

Global Young Investigator Award

Sunmi Shin, Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Title:  Thermal engineering using infrared photonic structures: probing coherent thermal emission in a single nano-object

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ECD Jubilee Global Diversity Award

Each year, three early/mid-career and minority professionals are selected for the Engineering Ceramics Division’s Jubilee Global Diversity Award and are invited to present at the International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, FL (annual meeting of the Division). The awardees are encouraged to mentor students and promote society related activities at their institutions.

This award is intended to recognize exceptional early- to mid-career professionals who are women and/or underrepresented minorities (i.e. based on race, ethnicity, nationality and/or geographic location) in the area of ceramic science and engineering.

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Cristina Balagna, Assistant professor, Materials Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Title:  Nanostructured antibacterial/virucidal composite coatings

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Zhaoju Yu, Professor, College of Materials, Xiamen University, China

Title:  Putting metals into polymer derived ceramics: What happens?

Read bio and abstract here.

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Tyrone Jones, Advanced Body Armor Consultant, Inventor, USA

Read bio here.